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HonoraryCoonass
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Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
Anybody watch tonight? They had Ken Jennings on, and he read a whole row of clues in a category named for him. After the category was complete, Alex thanked Jennings for being on, and congratulated him for becoming “part of the Jeopardy! team.”

Please, god, tell me they aren’t grooming this dweeb to take Alex’s place, are they?


Big Scrub TX
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HonoraryCoonass
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I just read your article. Reading in between the lines, I think having Jennings replace Alex is EXACTLY what they have in mind. It’s pretty transparent. As they groom Jennings, it might be discovered he is not the right fit, but in my opinion, Jennings is their “Plan A.”


TheWalrus
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
I like Ken Jennings. He is great on Masterminds on the GSN.


HonoraryCoonass
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
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I like Ken Jennings.


I think he’s an insufferably arrogant dweeb.......but as my daddy used to say, “Son, that’s why they make chocolate and vanilla.”


Saint Alfonzo
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
I don't have any problems with Jennings taking over. I can't think of a known celebrity host type of person that I think would do a good job with it. Jennings is a likeable guy and obviously very smart. Why wouldn't you choose him as Alex' successor?
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HonoraryCoonass
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Jennings is a likeable guy and obviously very smart. Why wouldn't you choose him as Alex' successor?


I never found him “likeable” at all. When he started dabbling in political commentary, it confirmed my opinion.


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Kafka
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
will he wear his secret jeopardy underwear?


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Fewer Kilometers
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Please, god, tell me they aren’t grooming this dweeb to take Alex’s place, are they?

I know Trebek wants Ben Mankiewicz, but politics will keep him out. I thought he’d said a woman was getting his job.


Byron Bojangles III
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I think Ken just because an executive producer on Jeopardy


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CocomoLSU
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
I don’t think he’s a terrible choice to replace Alex. But my main concern with him is he has a pretty standout lisp that would not be conducive to reading 50 clues a game.


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Kafka
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I know Trebek wants Ben Mankiewicz
holy frick he sucks bad enough on TCM


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johnqpublic
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Please, god, tell me they aren’t grooming this dweeb to take Alex’s place, are they?


I found Ken to be dry and without much charisma in his clues tonight. He seemed stiff. If that's any indication, he would not be a very good replacement for Alex. He'd be fine as a supplement, but not as the main host. The host needs to be able to manage the game play. Alex was already an old pro at that by the time he started on J!.


Michael T. Tiger
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Can't wait for Leslie Jones to be the new host!


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The Boat
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
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I know Trebek wants Ben Mankiewicz

Jesus fricking Christ


Jackie Daytona
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Of the top nerds from the show’s history, I’d go with Brad because he’s the most lovable.


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Twenty 49
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I think he’s an insufferably arrogant dweeb


People used to rip on Trebek for being a snoot, but now it's all love and roses.

Trebek is freaking 80. I think at this point, I'd go chill on the back porch with a glass of wine.


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skinny domino
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Anybody watch tonight?
From the first two shows of the new season..it appears all the line up will be from Ca. First six all from Socal....that will get old in a hurry.


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boxcarbarney
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re: Jeopardy! - Ken Jennings
My favorite Ken Jennings moment was when he bullied an 11 year old kid for being upset at a picture of his father's severed head. The guy writes children's books, and he mocked a child. Class act all the way.


Fewer Kilometers
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My favorite Ken Jennings moment was when he bullied an 11 year old kid for being upset at a picture of his father's severed head.

I'm not a fan of Jennings but you need to add some context there. It wasn't a kid who lost his father.

Jennings was in the wrong, but it wasn't a kid looking at a photo of his dead father's severed head.


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